Come On Let’s Go (The Paley Brothers and The Ramones)

This is the last released track that features Tommy Ramone playing drums with the Ramones. It was recorded in 1977 at Brother Studio in Santa Monica. From Seymour Stein’s liner notes from The Paley Brothers: Complete Recordings: “Joey was sick (actually hospitalized) in LA and Johnny, Dee Dee and Tommy were getting restless sitting around […]

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Good Night Olivia

Andy and Tom Kenny wrote “Good Night Olivia,” which is played in many episodes of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon “Olivia.” The songs seems to have struck a chord, as YouTube is full of videos of kids singing the song. This video shows the song as it appears at the end of the show – while this one, […]

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Rolling Stone’s David Fricke names The Complete Recordings as one of 2013’s best reissues from under the radar

The Paley Brothers – The Complete Recordings (Real Gone Music) Boy bands used to be a lot more hip and fun. Jonathan and Andy Paley were Everlys-style harmonizing brothers with experience (time in the Modern Lovers; Andy’s 1972 RCA LP with power-pop contenders the Sidewinders) and the right fans (Phil Spector, the Ramones) when they made 1978’s The Paley Brothers, a sleek hot […]

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I’m Gonna Kill You Someday

“I’m Gonna Kill You Someday” was featured in “The Piano Has Been Thinking,” the musical episode of the Thrilling Adventure Hour.  The song was written by Andy Paley and Ben Acker and  performed by the Andy Paley Orchestra with vocals by Marc Evan Jackson and J. K. Simmons.  In this episode, the robot outlaw Techs […]

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It Was the Whiskey Talkin’ (Not Me)

Andy wrote and produced this song for Jerry Lee Lewis.

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